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Alameddine, Rabih: The Angel of History

Set over the course of one night in the waiting room of a psych clinic, The Angel of History follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS. Hovered over by the presence of alluring, sassy Satan who taunts Jacob to remember his painful past and dour, frigid Death who urges him to forget and give up on life, Jacob is also attended to by 14 saints. Set in Cairo and Beirut; Sana'a, Stockholm, and San Francisco; Alameddine gives us a charged philosophical portrait of a brilliant mind in crisis. This is a profound, philosophical and hilariously winning story of the war between memory and oblivion we wrestle with every day of our lives.

Verlag: Little, Brown and Company Seiten: 304 S. Erscheinungsjahr: 2017 Ausführung: Kartonierter Einband (Kt)

ISBN: 9781472152381
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Verlag Little, Brown and Company
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2017
Seitenangabe 304 S.
Meldetext Lieferbar in 24 Stunden
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H19.8 cm x B11.5 cm x D2.0 cm 242 g
Coverlag Corsair (Imprint/Brand)
Autor Alameddine, Rabih
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